Evangeline Mae Hendrix
March 19, 1925 – April 9, 2018
Evangeline Mae Poetter Hendrix Evangeline “Vange” was born March 19, 1925 in the family farm home, during a raging blizzard, in Blue Earth Minnesota. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1942 and attended St. Cloud Teachers College. Loving secretarial work and office management she was employed at the Fairbault County Extension Office for four years. After passing a civil service exam, she left Minnesota, moving to Laramie, Wyoming where she was secretary and assistant to the Director of the Emergency Farm Labor program, United States Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.. This program involved eleven western states, moving farm workers from our southern border to Canada as they followed the harvest. The program terminated and Vange transferred to the Soil Conservation Service, USDA, moving to Chandler, Arizona in 1948. It was in Chandler where she met the love of her life, her husband of sixty-three years, William F. Hendrix. They were married May 21, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Tucson, Arizona. Vange had transferd to the Tucson office of the USDA Soil Conservation Service and Bill attended the University of Arizona. She retired in 1950 upon the birth of the first of their five children. After the children were in school, Vange was employed at Trinity Presbyterian Church for several years. Later she substituted in elementary scool offices in the Amphitheater Public Schools. Vange was active in community affairs. She was an advocate of the Tucson Police Departments’s Neighborhood Watch Program, helping to organize this program in the two neighborhoods in which they lived. She also served as secretary on the board of directors of the Arcadia Square Homeowner’s Association. Vange is preceded in death by her parents, Walter August Poetter and Cora Wilhelmine Schuler Poetter as well as her devoted husband, William F. (Bill) Hendrix. She is survived by her five children; Rebecca Wilson (Mark), William F. Hendrix III (Kathi), Mark L. Hendrix (Shayne), Ann Bertrand (Edwin), and Bradley K. Hendrix (Leah). She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Heather Gamache (Andy), Alissa Wilson Ramage, William F Hendrix IV “Bif” (Amanda), Mark S. Wilson III “Skip”(Christina), Serena N. Hendrix, Mark Richard Hendrix, and Jillian L. Hendrix (Daniel Jager). Vange is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren; Genavieve Gamache, Addyson Gamache, Emmalian Gamache, Richard James “RJ” Ramage, Carson William Ramage, Hannah Parker Hendrix, Hartlynn Hansel Hendrix, William F. Hendrix V “Liam”, Olivia Love Wilson, Emma Quinn Wilson, and Camden Grey Wilson, as well as her sister Charlotte J. (Poetter) Boggero and Husband Antonio. Vange was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She leaves a legacy of love of family, faith and community. Evangeline was a good listener, kind, and compassionate. She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E Ft. Lowell RD. Tucson, AZ 85719. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests fits to the Northminster Presbyterian Church and Aslan’s Home Assisted Living, 7642 E 38th ST. Tucson, AZ 85730. We wish to thank all the wonderful people at Aslan’s Home for the love and care they gave our mom until the day she died. They are part of our family now.